A selection of the latest tools and information sources


The Shoulder: Theory and Practice 

This new book aims to provide a definitive volume and resource for physiotherapists on the assessment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder.

It is the result of a team project, led by two internationally renowned researchers and clinicians, Jeremy Lewis and César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, and a contributing team of more than 100 international clinical experts and researchers. It is divided into 42 chapters, over three parts, and includes artwork, photographs and links to relevant online information. Further details can be found here.  

Review of evidence for using aquatic therapy for axial spondyloarthritis 

AStretch have published a new blog, by CSP member Alasdair Davie, that provides a comprehensive review of the evidence base and need for hydrotherapy for those living with axial spondyloarthritis. Find out more from the Person-Centred Care blogs here.

Muscle strengthening: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies, which shows that muscle-strengthening activities are associated with lower risk and mortality in major non-communicable diseases.

The review found that muscle-strengthening activities were associated with a 10–17 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, total cancer, diabetes and lung cancer. Read the full review here the pdf can be downloaded here.

NICE guide on mental wellbeing at work

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline, which covers how to create the right conditions for mental wellbeing at work. The guidance aims to promote a supportive, inclusive work environment, including training and support for managers, and help for people who are at risk of poor mental health. NICE guideline [NG212]: Mental wellbeing at work.

The IOC Manual of Sports Cardiology

This International Olympic Committee (IOC) manual provides a comprehensive and authoritative work on the cardiovascular system during its acute responses to individual bouts of exercise (both in training and during competition) and its chronic adaptations to long-term conditioning exercise. All 530 pages of the manual are now free to download here.

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